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Greek archaeologists discover unique 4,000-year-old stone building

Greek archaeologists have discovered a unique 4,000-year-old stone building from the Minoan civilization on a hilltop in Crete, which may disrupt a new airport project near Kastelli, the CNN said on Friday.

The 1,800-square-meter structure, resembling a car wheel from above, features eight stepped stone walls and interconnecting spaces.

According to experts, the structure likely served a ritual or religious purpose, with evidence of animal bone deposits suggesting food and beverage consumption during ceremonies.

The building dates back to 2000-1700 B.C.E., coinciding with the construction of Crete’s first palaces. Culture Minister Lina Mendoni pledged to preserve the find and seek an alternative radar station location for the airport, set to open in 2027.

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